October 12, 2005
Dickinson Selections 2
"Inebriate of air am I,
And debauchee of dew,
Reeling, through the endless summer days,
From inns of molten blue."
I chose this line because it describes the fact that in the poem she is talking about what effect nature has on her. She likes it so much that she describes it as being drunk when she is experiencing it. In this line she is saying that she effected by the air and the dew.
"And neigh like Boanerges;
Then, punctual as a star,
Stop -- docile and omnipotent --
At its own stable door."
I am a little confused by this poem. I get that she is comparing it to a horse. She is explaining the train as a strong and powerful creature. If anyone can help me figure out what the main concept of the poem is I would appreciate it.
Posted by StacyEstatico at October 12, 2005 02:08 AM
I'm not quite sure which poem the last quote is from- sorry.
As for the first, I love how Dickinson's poems are so "real"- she truly loves something and wishes to share it with her audience (or herself, because at the time I doubt she thought she would become a major poet). I love the "Inebriate of air am I," line- to be drunk on nature and life- love it.
Posted by: Vanessa at October 12, 2005 02:13 PM
Wow you were right. We definitely wrote about the same ideas. I guess that the class should be pretty interesting tomorrow. I was also slightly confused about the reference to a horse (bronco?) I actually asked the same question as you, so maybe we should bring it up in class tomorrow.
Posted by: Jason Pugh at October 13, 2005 01:58 AM